ANC promises to change the face of local government

The chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng‚ Paul Mashatile‚ told those attending the ruling party’s Gauteng election manifesto launch at the FNB Stadium, Soweto, that the ANC has remained loyal to its people since its inception.

The ANC leadership in the province had promised to fill up the 95 000-seater stadium.

“For more than 104 years, the African National Congress has remained true to its tradition of being a Parliament of the people. As the ANC, we are here to make a solemn pledge that in the coming five years of local government, we will work even harder to build strong democratic transparent and accountable local government,” Mashatile explained.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says more than 85 000 people attended the launch.

Meanwhile, the ANC’s alliance partners, the South African Communist Party (SACP), Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco), have vowed to show support for the ANC at the upcoming local government elections in August.

SACP Provincial Secretary Jacob Mamabolo says the SACP fully supports the ruling party.

“The South African Communist Party is fully behind the African National Congress. We know there are people who are claiming to be independent candidates, some of them claiming to be standing behalf of the party. They have stolen our logos, our names, but we want to assure you comrades, SACP fully supports the African National Congress,” explains Mamabolo.

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